NOT SPAM: The Strokes in Rollingstone Magazine

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NOT SPAM: The Strokes in Rollingstone Magazine

Posted by Olivia on

I got a new Rollingstone magazine in the mail titled: The Decade's Best Songs & Albums, and The Strokes got number 2 for 50 Best Albums of the Decade. This is what they wrote:

The Strokes
Is This It
Before [i]Is This It[/i] even came out, New York's mod ragamuffins were overnight sensations, jumping from Avenue A to press hysteria and the inevitable backlash, all inside a year. Julian Casablancas, guitarists Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr., bassist Nikolai Fraiture and drummer Fabrizio Moretti were primed for star time, updating the propulsion of the Velvet Underground and the jangle of Seventies punk with Casablancas' acidic dispatches from last night's wreckage. Everything happened fast in "Barley Legal" and "Hard to Explain" - the attraction, sex and disappointment - but there was no missing the burn marks left by the guitars and Casablancas' vocals, mixed to the fore and ringed with distortion like he was singing from a pay phone. We got only two more albums from the Strokes, but they inspired a ragged revolt in Britain, led by the Libertines and Arctic Monkeys, and reverberated back home with the Kings of Leon. And for the bristling half-hours of [i]Is This It,[/i] New York's shadows sounded vicious and exciting again.

Some other album spots were:
1. Radiohead - Kid A
5. The White Stripes - Elephant
6. Arcade Fire - Funeral
13. U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
17. Beck - Sea Change
18. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
22. Green Day - American Idiot
27. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
28. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
39. Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak
41. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I am, That's What I'm Not
42. Elliot Smith - Figure 8
43. The Killers - Hot Fuss
47. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
50. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

(Kind of chose random numbers to post.)

The Strokes also one number 16 for 50 Best Songs of the Decade. Rollingstone wrote:

The Strokes
Last Nite [i]2001[/i]
The Lower East Side version of youthful angst: All the Lou Reed vocals and sweaty garage rock you can pack into three minutes, driven by a surging riff and a subway car full of cool confusion.

Some other spots:
1. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
6. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
15. Johnny Cash - Hurt
32. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
39. Modest Mouse - Float On
42. Arcade Fire - Wake Up
47. Green Day - American Idiot
48. The Killers - Mr. Brightside

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I saw that today. I noticed The Killers' Sam's Town was awarded by the readers as being the most underrated album of the decade. I kind of agree with that. A lot of great songs like Read my Mind, Bling, and a few others were kind of hidden on there. Their list of singles was horrendous in my opinion. Why do people give pop music a pass on the singles? It's like "oh we'll give the best albums to actual good musicians but when it comes to singles, Beyonce and Eminem will fly" :roll: . Pitchfork did this too. The most shallow lyrics I ever hear come off of popular radio :lol:

Not freakin bad, I'll have to check out the whole list

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